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Wen Jiabao's Arrival Statement

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, October 4 (KCNA) -- Wen Jiabao, member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and premier of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, made a written speech upon his arrival in Pyongyang at the airport on Sunday.

In the speech he declared that it is the steadfast policy of the Chinese party and government to steadily consolidate and develop the China-DPRK relations of good-neighborly friendship and cooperation.

Saying that this year is a year of "China-DPRK friendship" marking the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the DPRK, he in the speech, availing himself of the opportunity, expressed the willingness of the Chinese side to give spur to the steady and fresh development of China-DPRK friendship together with the DPRK side and thus bring bigger happiness to the peoples of the two countries and make big contributions to ensuring regional peace and stability.

He expressed his idea that there would be frank and in-depth exchange of views on China-DPRK relations and matters of common concern during his visit.

He expressed the conviction that his visit would help boost the traditional friendship between the two parties, two countries and two peoples, promote exchange and cooperation in all fields between the two sides and give an impetus to developing China-DPRK relations of good-neighborly friendship and cooperation.

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